December 2, 2013
Franklin Public Schools provides after school music instruction on a variety of instruments, as well as in different settings.
The String School of Franklin, directed by Ms. Plouffe, rehearses on Monday afternoons at the Horace Mann Middle School. The learning opportunities include beginner string instruction on violin, viola, cello and bass. As the student advances in music knowledge and playing ability, he/she enrolls in the Intermediate Orchestra followed by the Preparatory Orchestra. The Repertory Orchestra, participation by audition, includes advanced string players from the greater Franklin community.
The After School 4th/5th Grade Band, under the direction of Mr. Donegan, rehearses on Tuesday afternoons at the Horace Mann Middle School. There is beginner instruction on flute, clarinet, saxophone (for 5th graders only), trumpet, and trombone. Fifth grade students, who studied a band instrument in the 4th grade, are eligible for participation in the Intermediate Band.
The 4th/5th Grade Honors Chorus, co-directed by Ms. MacMurray and Ms. Fuller, rehearses on Thursday afternoons at Oak Street Elementary School. Participation in this ensemble is limited to 60 students.
The Private Music Lesson program takes place at the high school on Monday through Thursday afternoons/evenings. The day of the week for lessons is determined by the faculty member's schedule. Instruction is available in voice, as well as the following instruments: bass, cello, clarinet, flute, guitar (acoustic, bass or electric), low brass, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet and tuba.Private instruction is open to students from 5th grade through adult.
The String School, the 4th/5th Grade Band and the 4th/5th Grade Honors Chorus are currently in session. The Private Music Lesson program has rolling enrollment; students are able to register throughout the year, predicated on the availability of the music faculty member.
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